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star this property date less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Estate Agents: Fees and Charges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to protect consumers from double charging by estate agents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 906866 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
star this property answer text <p>We have worked closely with the Property Ombudsman on this matter. Last month he published specific guidance to estate agents underlining their obligations under the Ombudsman’s Code of Practice which is available at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.tpos.co.uk/members_index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.tpos.co.uk/members_index.htm</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These obligations include requirements for transparency of information, avoidance of conflicts of interest and fairness to ensure both buyer and seller have the information necessary at the earliest point possible to make the right decisions. Failure to adhere to the Code risks agents being removed from the redress scheme which would result in an estate agent not being legally able to operate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2015-01-08T16:13:01.54Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T16:13:01.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment Agencies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many staff in his Department were recruited through employment or recruitment agencies in each year since 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 222243 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department operates a delegated recruitment model with individual business units managing their own recruitment campaigns. Information on each campaign is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T15:04:19.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T15:04:19.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what financial and other assistance his Department is giving to suppliers of SSI in Redcar. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 12016 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has announced a support package, worth up to £80m, to support workers affected by SSI’s closure and invest in the future of the Tees Valley economy. This will include support for local businesses and the supply chain working closely with the Government appointed local taskforce on how best to target money and resources.</p><br /><p>In addition, HMRC has a track record of helping individuals and business which are experiencing a genuine short term difficulty in paying their tax liabilities. Where appropriate HMRC will agree a payment arrangement to allow the customer some breathing space to get their tax affairs back up to date. Details are available on the website<a href="https://www.gov.uk/difficulties-paying-hmrc#_blank" target="_blank">Problems Paying</a>or affected customers should ring theBusiness Payment Support Service (BPSS) on0300 200 3835.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T16:30:52.537Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T16:30:52.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the number of jobs at risk in the supply chain and wider economy of Redcar as a result of the closure of the SSI steelworks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 12017 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>There will undoubtedly be a significant impact on SSI’s supply chain and the local economy following its closure. That is why the Government has announced a package, worth up to £80m, to support the individuals affected and invest in the future of the Tees Valley economy.</p><br /><p>We are working with the local Task Force that Government established to understand the impacts of SSI’s closure, including on its supply chain and the Tees Valley economy, and develop tailored proposals to mitigate this.</p><br /><p>For example, a specific supply chain event has been organised by the Teesside Engineering Network (TEN) is being held on Friday 23<sup>rd</sup> October at Redcar and Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart.</p><br /><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T15:38:29.147Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T15:38:29.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Houses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent progress he has made on publishing a statutory code for pub companies; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 14115 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
star this property answer text <br /><p>The Government published the first part of a two-part consultation on the statutory Pubs Code on 29 October 2015 at the GOV.UK website.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-11-04T17:33:14.533Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-04T17:33:14.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on (a) businesses affected by pre-pack insolvencies and (b) employees of such businesses of such insolvencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 14312 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
star this property answer text <br /><p>The University of Wolverhampton undertook research as part of Teresa Graham’s June 2014 review into pre-pack administrations. This found that returns to creditors from a pre-pack were slightly lower than from non pre-packed administrations.</p><br /><p>The report also found that in about 60% of pre-pack deals all jobs were saved, and in a further 10% some jobs were saved. No data is available on the impact of the insolvency on employment at creditors of the company.</p><br /><p>A voluntary package of reforms to pre-packs, as recommended by the Graham review, was launched on 2 November with support from the insolvency industry and creditor groups. The reforms are intended to bring greater transparency and improved creditor confidence in pre-packs, and especially those in which sales are to connected parties.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-11-05T13:58:16.317Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T13:58:16.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Students: Loans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the predicted default rate of university maintenance loans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 14314 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><br /><p>Student loans are not like a bank loan or credit card. Repayments do not have to made if the borrower’s income is below £21k. There is, therefore, no default rate as such, but a borrower who moves overseas and fails to repay even though they are earning over the threshold would be in default.</p><br /><p>Maintenance loans are either repaid during the loan term, or written off after 30 years, or if the borrower dies or becomes permanently unable to work as a result of disability. Provision for the cost of future write offs is made in BIS accounts each year. This is known as the RAB charge.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2015-11-09T14:49:06.3Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-09T14:49:06.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Manufacturing Industries more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his strategy is for maximising the economic contribution of (a) the steel industry and (b) other industries vital to the UK's economic success. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 17449 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The best way the Government can support our industries is to continue to deliver a strong and growing economy.</p><br /><p>In the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced an exemption for Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs), including the steel industry, from the policy costs of the Renewables Obligation and Feed-in Tariffs, a hugely significant step to provide industry with long-term certainty and helping them remain competitive. This is on top of the millions that has already been paid in compensation to EIIs for energy costs.</p><br /><p>The Government engages with various industrial sectors through our Sector Councils, where we discuss the opportunities and challenges facing certain sectors.</p><br /><p>The Government recognises the current difficulties that are unique to the steel sector. While we cannot fix the price of steel, halt global overproduction or fix currency rates, the Government has taken a number of measures to help our steel industry.</p><br /><p>We have taken action on unfair trade, recently voting in support of anti-dumping measures on wire rod and steel tubing imports, as well as lobbying successfully for an investigation into cheap imports of Reinforcing Steel Bar.</p><br /><p>The steel industry’s request for flexibility over Industrial Emissions Directive exemptions has been secured. This will save the industry millions of pounds of unnecessary expenditure at a time of crisis by offering steel companies more time to comply with this European legislation.</p><br /><p>Finally, we are taking action to drive up the number of public contracts won by UK steel manufacturers and their partners through fair and open competition. The Government published on 30 October new guidelines for departments to apply on major projects when sourcing and buying steel. The new instructions will help steel suppliers compete on a level playing field with international suppliers for major Government projects.</p><br /> <br />
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T10:43:38.757Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T10:43:38.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: Imports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the reliance of the UK economy on imports of steel from countries outside the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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star this property uin 17451 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports an open market for steel and UK consumers are free to source their requirements from anywhere in the world as long as imported material is traded fairly and meets quality and standards criteria where applicable.</p><br /><p>Data on UK imports of steel as a share of domestic demand are published by the EEF on behalf of UK Steel in their Key Statistics 2015 report, which can be found at the EEF website under the ‘Publications’ page. Please note that these figures exclude imports made by steel producers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T09:55:48.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T09:55:48.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Chemicals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will hold discussions with manufacturers about developing antifreeze products without ethylene glycol. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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star this property uin 19837 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
star this property answer text <br /><p>There have been no recent discussions between the Department and manufacturers of anti-freeze on developing products without ethylene glycol and there is no immediate plan to do so.</p><br /><p>We consider the existing legislation to be effective. Consumers should be aware of the dangers presented by antifreeze products because these products are legally required to carry appropriate safety warnings under the Classification and Labelling (CLP) Regulations.</p><br /><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-12-17T11:56:45.227Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-17T11:56:45.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this